Minerals are indeed useful, but they have also caused wars and instability in different regions. Letís look at some of the common uses of minerals today.
Most products are either grown or mined. Natural resources are important for any nation to develop.
mineral is a naturally occurring substance that is solid and stable at room temperature, representable by a chemical formula, usually abiogenic, and has an ordered atomic structure. It is different from a rock, which can be an aggregate of minerals or non-minerals, and does not have a specific chemical composition. The exact definition of a mineral is under debate, especially with respect to the requirement a valid species be abiogenic, and to a lesser extent with regards to it having an ordered atomic structure. The study of minerals is called mineralogy.